With fake news on the mind of every journalist after the 2016 US Presidential election, it seems odd that ‘fake’ news has reached our shores here in Australia.

A recent article, published on SBS website, The World Game, claimed an exclusive story last Saturday about Brisbane Roar coach, John Aloisi and his brother Ross’ plan to take up coaching positions with Adelaide United.

SBS alleged that the ball park figure by the Reds was “understood” to be in the region of “$500,000”, before adding that the offer is “twice what he earns at Brisbane.”

After Brisbane Roar defeated Newcastle 3-1 at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday night, Aloisi addressed the article and the attention it had gained.

“I’m really upset on having to even comment, this is the fifth time he [Dave Lewis] has written a story that just is untrue. It’s total rubbish, it’s not the first time he’s done it just before a game either.

“I haven’t spoken to anyone at Adelaide United, and neither has my brother or my agent. I’m just disappointed that something like that gets published. I don’t even know why it gets published.

“I’m pretty sure that sooner or later you can’t write a story that has no truth to it.”

Although Aloisi and his brother, assistant coach, Ross are off contract at the end of the 2016/17 A-League season, Aloisi is adamant they will remain at Brisbane Roar for upcoming seasons.

“I want to stay at Brisbane Roar, there’s still things that we have to work out, but I want to stay here.”

Adelaide United chairman Greg Griffin, spoke to The Australian and confirmed the rumours were “completely untrue.”

Before adding, “There has been no contact between John and Ross, and Adelaide United. It would be incredibly rude and inappropriate to Brisbane, the Aloisis, and our current coaching staff to do so. We would never behave like that.”

With the Reds seemingly destined for the wooden spoon this season, only time will tell the fate of Adelaide Coach Guillermo Amor next season. Similarly, time will also tell if the SBS exclusive was completely ‘fake’ news and if the Aloisis’ will remain at Roar for upcoming seasons.

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